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  1. Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers (Main View)

    Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers (Refurbished)

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $3.95

    Charge your USB compatible devices while on-the-go with the Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers. The Griffin High-Power Chargers are compatible with larger, high powered devices such as the Apple iPad. Simply plug in your own USB cable (must purchase separately, not included) into the wall or car charging port and your device will be charged and ready to go in no time. Get yourself the Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Charger at our low, low, price today!

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  2. Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers (Main View)

    Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $9.95

    Charge your USB devices wherever you are with the Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers. The Griffin High-Power Chargers are compatible with larger, higher-powered devices such as iPads and tablets. Simply plug your own USB cable into them and your device will be charged and ready to go in no time. The Griffin High-Power Car Charger allows you to charge your USB device when you're out and about.

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  3. Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack (Main View)

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack - 1000 mAh - Refurbished

    Regular Price: $64.99

    $64.99 $12.95

    Extend your talk surf, and music play time on your iPhone or iPod with the Griffin Power Duo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack. The Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack is easy to use. Simply plug the PowerBlock charger into a wall outlet and clip the reserve battery onto the charger. Once it's charged, you can take it on the go to extend your battery life or clip it into the included car charger to charge on the go. The PowerBlock can be used to charge other USB devices using your own USB cable.

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  4. Rugged Sanyo Katana 4900 A/C Adapter (Main View)

    Rugged Sanyo Katana 4900 A/C Adapter

    Regular Price: $11.95

    $11.95 $2.95

    High-quality and portable, the Rugged Sanyo Katana 4900 A/C Adapter is a perfect replacement or spare charger. Just plug your Sanyo Katana 4900 into this charger to give your battery a boost. Its sleek and compact design makes the Rugged Sanyo Katana 4900 A/C Adapter perfect for travel use and conveniently fits into your bag or purse. High quality and portable, the Rugged Sanyo Katana 4900 A/C Adapter is a must-have for your Sanyo Katana 4900.

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  5. Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack (Thumb)

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack - 500 mAh - Refurbished

    Regular Price: $59.99

    $59.99 $9.95

    Extend your talk surf, and music play time on your iPhone or iPod with the Griffin Power Duo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack. The Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack is easy to use. Simply plug the PowerBlock charger into a wall outlet and clip the reserve battery onto the charger. Once it's charged, you can take it on the go to extend your battery life or clip it into the included car charger to charge on the go. The PowerBlock can be used to charge other USB devices using your own USB cable.

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  6. Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack (Thumb)

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack - 500 mAh - (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $59.99

    $59.99 $13.95

    Extend your talk surf, and music play time on your iPhone or iPod with the Griffin Power Duo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack. The Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack is easy to use. Simply plug the PowerBlock charger into a wall outlet and clip the reserve battery onto the charger. Once it's charged, you can take it on the go to extend your battery life or clip it into the included car charger to charge on the go. The PowerBlock can be used to charge other USB devices using your own USB cable.

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  7. Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack (Main View)

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack - 1000 mAh (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $64.99

    $64.99 $14.95

    Extend your talk surf, and music tune time with the Griffin Power Duo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack, Griffin's latest auto and wall charger combo with a detachable, rechargeable battery for the iPhone and iPod.
    Use the PowerJolt Reserve in your car's 12 V DC power outlet, or plug PowerBlock Reserve into a wall outlet. Either charger can juice up the detachable reserve battery pack while charging your iPhone or iPod. Just slip the Reserve battery pack into your pocket when you're ready to go.

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  8. Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack (Main View)

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack - 1000 mAh (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $64.99

    $64.99 $9.95

    Extend your talk surf, and music tune time with the Griffin Power Duo Reserve Charger and Backup Pack, Griffin's latest auto and wall charger combo with a detachable, rechargeable battery for the iPhone and iPod.
    Use the PowerJolt Reserve in your car's 12 V DC power outlet, or plug PowerBlock Reserve into a wall outlet. Either charger can juice up the detachable reserve battery pack while charging your iPhone or iPod. Just slip the Reserve battery pack into your pocket when you're ready to go.

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  9. Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers (Main View)

    Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers

    Regular Price: $39.99

    $39.99 $11.95

    Charge your USB devices wherever you are with the Griffin High-Power Wall & Car Chargers. The Griffin High-Power Chargers are compatible with larger, higher-powered devices such as iPads and tablets. Simply plug your own USB cable into them and your device will be charged and ready to go in no time. The Griffin High-Power Car Charger allows you to charge your USB device when you're out and about.

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  10. Griffin PB-WHT USB Wall Charger Head - White (Thumb)

    Griffin PB-WHT USB Wall Charger Head - White (Bulk)

    Regular Price: $29.99

    $29.99 $3.95

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    Key Features:

    • Ideal for larger, high powered devices like the Apple iPad and other tablets
    • Power up your USB-enabled device(s) wherever while on the go
    • Simply plug in your device via a USB cable to charge (cable not included)
    • Illuminating power indicator

    NOTE: Ships in Eco-Friendly Bulk Packaging

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A compatible charger is an essential device for any cell phone user. No surprise there. But less obvious are the differences between charger types and the terminology used to describe them:

Since it's introduction in the mid 1990's, USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the standard mode of connection for a host of consumer electronics, mobile phones being no exception.

Many phones manufactured in the last decade feature Mini-USB connections. Mini-USBs are approximately 3 x 7 mm in size and have recently fallen out of favor among manufacturers.

Micro-USB was introduced in 2007, and by 2009 was accepted by the vast majority of cell phone manufacturers as the standard mode of connection. Micro-USB is somewhat smaller than its mini counterpart (1.8 x 6.8 mm), and is also rated for higher transfer speeds.

A number of manufacturers have, at one point or another, developed there own unique USB connection ports and cables. In recent years, however, the vast majority have switched to some variety of universal USB connection, with Apple being the one notable exception. Apple's cables and ports feature proprietary 30-pin connections, which, in addition to providing USB connectivity, also feature HDMI and Analog Audio transfer.

A compatible charger is an essential device for any cell phone user. No surprise there. But less obvious are the differences between charger types and the terminology used to describe them. Here we'll look at the few common variations, and outline what you'll need to know when purchasing a replacement:

Charging Ports and Connections

Since it's introduction in the mid 1990's, USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the standard mode of connection for a host of consumer electronics, mobile phones being no exception. The reasoning is simple; USB allows for the transfer of both data and power, often simultaneously, so a single port will take care of all of the major transfer requirements of a phone. While plug size and shape varies, USB cables almost always feature the same receptacle:

Mini-USB

Many phones manufactured in the last decade feature Mini-USB connections. Mini-USBs are approximately 3 x 7 mm in size and have recently fallen out of favor among manufacturers.

Micro-USB

Micro-USB was introduced in 2007, and by 2009 was accepted by the vast majority of cell phone manufacturers as the standard mode of connection. Micro-USB is somewhat smaller than its mini counterpart (1.8 x 6.8 mm), and is also rated for higher transfer speeds.

Unique or Proprietary Connections

A number of manufacturers have, at one point or another, developed there own unique USB connection ports and cables. In recent years, however, the vast majority have switched to some variety of universal USB connection, with Apple being the one notable exception. Apple's cables and ports feature proprietary 30-pin connections, which, in addition to providing USB connectivity, also feature HDMI and Analog Audio transfer. If you use an Apple device (an iPhone, iPod, or iPad), you'll need a charger designed specifically for Apple products, or an Apple-specific adapter. Certain older phones from Samsung, LG, and others also feature unique connections, and will require brand-specific connectors.

Other Charging Solutions

Charging Pads

Relatively new among charging technologies are charging pads (commonly known as Powermats), which employ wireless energy transfer technology to eliminate the need for wires and efficiently charge a number of devices simultaneously. Charging pads also tend to include a mechanism that cuts off the transfer of energy once a battery has reached full capacity, so you won't need to worry about overcharging your devices.

In the next few years, charging pads will likely begin appearing in a number of automobiles, eliminating the need for conventional chargers and potentially increasing the number of devices that may be charged simultaneously. Of course, until then, standard car chargers provide a simple way charging on the go. Car chargers are available in specific and universal models, and those designed for USB charging devices often feature a removable cable, allowing for easy substitution and broad compatibility.

Portable Chargers and Charging Cases

Also relatively new are charging cases--smart cases designed with built-in battery technology to both increase the life of your phone's battery as well as prevent capacity loss from over- and under-charging. Portable chargers, too, offer a simple way of adding to your phone's life when you're travelling or simply too busy to plug it in. Typically small and lightweight, they charge through the same mechanism as your phone, and often store enough energy to more than double your phone's life.

Solar Chargers

For those who really don't want to rely on a typical electrical connection to keep their phone alive, solar chargers offer another creative charging solution. Solar chargers feature one or more small solar panels, typically attached via a dock, that collect and store energy garnered from sunlight. Solar chargers can, for this reason, provide a sustainable source of energy for those who need to stay connected on trips deep into the wilderness, or for anyone looking to save a little on energy costs.

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